In "Fox News Sued for Defamation by Ex-Government Disinformation Chief" (The Guardian, May 11, 2023), former head of the Disinformation Governance Board under the Department of Homeland Security, Nina Jankowicz, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News, citing threats to her safety as a result of the network's attacks.
Jankowicz alleges that multiple Fox News hosts spread lies about her work, leading to an internet campaign against her and ultimately forcing her resignation and the disbandment of the group. The lawsuit focuses on false claims made by Fox News, including allegations that Jankowicz intended to censor speech and give verified Twitter users the power to edit others' tweets. The lawsuit highlights the destructive impact of Fox's defamatory coverage, which resulted in doxxing, threats, harassment, and cyberstalking targeting Jankowicz and her family.
"It shouldn’t be something we just accept, that the most powerful cable network in the world can attack individuals willy-nilly and not face any consequences after they ruin their lives."
The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware by Pollock Cohen LLP, Upper Seven Law, and Farnan LLP.
At Pollock Cohen, counsel Max Rodriguez is representing Nina Jankowicz.
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